Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

In the News

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

In the News

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Last week we uncovered the mystery Geordie Borat to be 34-year-old Mark Winter. BEN OLIVER caught up with the latest star of video-sharing website YouTube to discuss his five minutes of fame and the reaction of his six children...

Mark, there are well over 2,000 hits on your YouTube video now. What's it's like being a local celebrity?

It's good fun. I never expected it to take off like this. I'm still getting a lot of stick off the lads at work!

Had you seen the film before you became the Geordie version of Borat? What were your first impressions of it?

That it was shocking! It was very funny but I was gobsmacked when I first saw it, some of the stuff he gets up to is just mad!

I bet you never thought you'd be impersonating him! What were the reactions of the people in Grey Street when Borat made his surprise appearance? …

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